Son of Thomas Denman, the first Lord Denman (1779–1854), Lord Chief Justice he entered into the British Royal Navy on the 7 April 1823. By 9 March 1831, he was promoted to Lieutenant.

In 1840 his ship was off the coast of Sierra Leone-Liberia as part of the West African Squadron tasked to end the Slave Trade.

In 1840 the islands in the mouth of the Gallinas River, situated near the present Sierra Leone-Liberia border, formed a principal departure point for slave ships. In November of that year — Sir Richard Doherty, the Governor of Sierra Leone discovered that Prince…

Graham Lear

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